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|• Total||6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||498 m (1,634 ft)|
(Dec 2015 )
|• Density||530.9/km2 (1,375.0/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Bussy-sur-Moudon, Cremin, Curtilles, Forel-sur-Lucens, Moudon, Oulens-sur-Lucens, Seigneux, Surpierre (FR), Villeneuve (FR)|
Lucens was first mentioned in 964 as in villa Losingus. It was formerly known by the German name Losingen.
In 1969, the Lucens reactor, an underground nuclear reactor started operation in Lucens. It soon had a serious accident, resulting in massive radioactive contamination of the underground site, which was then sealed.
The nearby municipality Oulens-sur-Lucens became part of Lucens municipality on 1 July 2011.
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